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April 17-20 

Two Thousand and Three 

Oakwood College 

Huntsville, Alabama 





THE MORNING STAR HOUSE 



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A Project of the Oakwood College Alumni Association 



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MEMORIES 




ELDER JAMES P. "POP" WILLIS, SR. 

THIS JOURNAL IS DEDICATED TO DUR FRIEND, 
PASTOR, COUNSELOR, VOCALIST CHAPWIN, AND DEVOTED FATHER. 






Oaktajood College 

J^llunxni JAssociaiion 




Welcomes Alumni and Friends 

to the 
36tli Annual Homecoming 





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DELBERT W. BAKER, PhD 

PRESIDENT 

EDWARD WOODS, JQl. 

ALUMNI PRESIDENT 

DR. SHERMAN COX 

ALUMNI RELATIONS DIRECTOR/HOMECOMING COORDINATOR 






Oakwood College 
Alumni Associadon Officers 



President Edward Woods, Jr. 

Vice President Udell Darville 

Recording Secretary Charlye Bliss 

Corresponding Secretary Mary Small 

Treasurer Dr. Charles Campbell 

Assistant Treasurer Russell Tynes 

Parliamentarian Eardell J. Rashford 

Chaplain J. P. Willis 

Sergeant-At-Arms Dr. E. E. Rogers 

Public Relations Dr. Jennifer Stone 

Regional Vice Presidents 

Allegheny East Marie H. Seard 

Allegheny West Connie Mayfield 

Lake Region Sylvia HamYing 

Northeastern Edna L. Williamson 

Pacific Union Gwendolyn Collins 

South Atlantic Dr. James Mosley 

South Central Angela Wilson 

Southeastern Julia Howard 

Southwest Region Christine Herbert 





WELCOME 




DR. DELBERT W. BAKER 
PRESIDENT, GARWOOD COLLEGE 




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DELBERT W. BAKER, Ph.D 
PRESIDENT, OAKWOOD 



Welcome to the 36"' Annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend here in the beautiful city of 
Huntsville, Alabama. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding support 
of the College and for your attendance this weekend. We give special congratulations to the 
National Alumni Planning Committee for its work to prepare a fine program for your inspiration 
and enjoyment. 

Year 2002 was a particularly blessed year for the College with a number of significant 
developments which included positive spiritual and academic progress, service outreach of our 
faculty, staff, and students, and improvements and expansion to the campus. But more than 
anything, we are pleased that the College is positioned to face the challenges on the national 
horizon. 

Oakwood College is not exempt fi"om the reality of our economic times and conditions in the 
global community. Educational institutions are having to reevaluate their goals and make wise 
and careful decision to undergird their original purpose and mission. Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities (HBCUs) in particular, face the real challenges of rising costs and aging 
campuses. However, God continues to bless Oakwood with a firm foundation to face the future. 
For this we are thankful. We also thank the Lord for our alumni, fine student body, our Board of 
Trustees, and the administrators, faculty and staff who support and facilitate the educational 
process. 

Please note that we have planned Grand Opening Ceremonies for the new Oakwood College 
Industries' facility and the Morning Star House. Many of you supported these initiatives and 
helped them to become a reality. We would like to express our gratitude to the many donors to 
the Oakwood College Industries and to the National Alumni Association for sponsoring the 
renovation of the Morning Star House. You may also like to visit the Oakwood Memorial 
Gardens in the southern part of the campus off Wynn Drive where Eva B. Dykes grave site is 
now located. 

But, in particular we take this opportunity to welcome you, our Special Guests, to the weekend 
and encourage you to come by and visit with our campus family. God has done exceedingly 
great things for the College. We are grateful for His continued providence and we look forward 
to His blessings in the years to come. Many of you have helped to make a difference for 
Oakwood College and it students, and we appreciate your ongoing support. We are pleased to 
have you. Welcome. 



Delbert W. Baker, Ph.D. 




OFnCE OF DEVELOPMENT 




BRUCE PEIFER, VICE PRESIDENT 
ADVANCEMENT & DEVELOPMENT 






Welcome to Oakwood College Alumni 2003! In this past year, the college has had to face the challenges of unstable 
economics, the possibility of war and the ever-changing landscape of the college environment. 

Oakwood College is meeting these challenges through incorporating a new administrative software program, 
streamlining the registration and financial process. In addition, we have added on-campus living space with West 
Oaks apartments and our new Chaplains (one male and one female) are on board beginning the process of spiritual 
renewal on our campus. Finally Oakwood celebrated the largest giving year in the 100 plus years of her existence. 

Alumni, Oakwood is on the move, you can be a part of this great movement by assisting the College with your 
financial gifts. As you visit the campus, please stop by East Hall and say hello. We would love to see you and talk 
about your experiences here at Oakwood. If for some reason you will not be with us this year at Homecoming, 
please plan to help us this year by sending your contribution to: 

Oakwood College 

Office of Advancement & Development 
7000 Adventist Blvd. - East Hall 
Huntsville, AL 35896 

Thanks again for your support of Oakwood College! 






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WELCOME MESSAGE 
DR. S. HAYWOOD COX 

HOMECOMING COORDINATOR 
ALUMNI RELATIONS DIRECTOR 




I extend to you a cordial and warm welcome to the 36"" Annual Alumni Homecoming. 

Instantly as you arrive and greet one another, it is a time of great fellowship. Ours is a close knit 
family, and as the song says, "It feels so good, just being here again." As we assemble for 
Homecoming we expect that God will manifest His presence among us in a blessed way, making 
these times especially rich. 

My hopes and prayers are that this three day event will live up to your expectations, and that you 
will become a part of Oakwood's tomorrow by investing in our Black youth today with your 
prayers, concern, and financial support. Let each one attending homecoming say, "Still We 
Rise." 




WELCOME 
EDWARD WOODS, JR. 
ALUMNI PRESIDENT 





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The excitement that I am sensing as I greet you our distinguished alumni and supportive friends 
will soon become shared reflective memories , April 17-20, 2003. The anticipation of seeing how 
God has continually blessed our students, faculty, and administration will soon become a reality 

God and Him alone is the only one that could transform a cotton covered red soil farm into our 
beautiful Garden that we call " Our Dear OC ". You must agree as you enter the campus that it is 
a Garden where loveliness keeps house. 

The Alumni Association thanks each faithful member for their total support of student financial 
assistance and college development. We must actively recruit our most recent alumni grads and 
others as well in order to give support to a continued high quality of excellent Adventist Higher 
Education. 

The theme " Still We Rise " certainly gives credence to the development of Oakwood College 

We wish for you a positive life changing experience. 

Waiting to greet you. 



Edward Woods, Jr. President 
Oakwood College Alumni Association 






VESPERS SPEAKER 
PASTOR HENRY J. FORDHAM m 





Pastor Henry J. Fordham III is married to the former Sharon Wright, of the Wright Family 
singers of Germantown, Ohio. He is the father of three sons: Henry IV, Shawn, and Donovan 
and one daughter: Danielle. He has nine grandchildren. 

Pastor Fordham attended Pine Forge Academy and graduated from Oakwood Academy in 1961. 
In 1962, he completed a course in X-Ray technology at the Benjamin ;Franklin School of Science 
and Arts. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in History from 
Oakwood College in 1973. and his Master of Arts in Jewish History from Ohio State University 
in 1974. 

Pastor Fordham taught at Pine Forge Academy for two years. He first pastored in the Allegheny 
East Conference and was ordained in 1979. He has served the Allegheny East Conference as 
Ministerial Secretary, Religious Liberty Director, Interim Person Ministries Director and he is 
currently the Executive Secretary of the Conference. 

Pastor Fordham has conducted evangelistic efforts in the United States, West Africa, South 
England, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Australia, India, South America, Hawaii, South Africa, and 
Africa. He has received many special commendations and has served on several committees. 
God has richly blessed his ministry. 







YOUTH DIVINE WORSHIP SPEAKER 




PASTOR CLAUDE HARRIS, H 





YOUTH DIVINE WORSHIP SPEAKER 
PASTOR CLAUDE HARRIS, H 




Claude Harris, II was born on November 4, 1956, in Miami Beach, Florida. He is married to the 
former Barbara Cumberbatch. They have two children; Claude Harris, III and Precyous C. 
Harris. 

Claude graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High in 1974. He served as a Computer 
Radar Technician in the United States Army. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a 
minor in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Adventist College in 1984 and his Master of 
Divinity from Andrews University in 1987. 

Claude Harris was an employee of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and has been 
employed by the Allegheny East Conference since 1987. He currently serves as the Youth 
Ministries Director for the Conference and is President of the Black Adventist Youth Directors 
Association (B.A.Y.D.A.) 

Claude's calling to the Gospel Ministry came shortly after his baptism into the church in 1977. 
Though his grandfather and great grandfather were both ministers, he never had a desire to serve 
God in this capacity prior to 1977. Soon after his baptism he began to preach in a small church 
in El Paso, Texas. 

After a tour in Korea, the Lord impressed upon his heart to work full time in the organized work. 
About that time Claude was to begin warrant officer training with IBM in Phoenix, Arizona. 
However, he covenanted with the Lord that if God would take him through school and have a 
place for him in His work, he would enter His service for the rest of his life. 

Claude has been used in both the Texas and Allegheny East Conferences as pastor to lift up the 
name of Jesus and baptize precious souls into the family of God. He has lectured, given seminars 
and Youth Weeks of Prayer at academies and colleges, youth federations, camp meetings, 
camporees and other youth events. His use of visual aid and life experiences in his presentations 
has proven to be a valuable and forceful tool to present the GOOD NEWS. 

Motto: 
"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me? " (Philippians 4:13) 




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DIVINE WORSHIP SPEAKER 




DR. ABRAHAM JULES 






Abraham Julius Jules is a native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where he received his early formal 
education. Born into a fourth generation Seventh-day Adventist family, Pastor Jules always felt called to 
the Gospel Ministry, and made the decision to accept God's call early in life. Soon after he migrated to 
the United States of America with his family as a teenager, he purposed in his heart to pursue his goal of 
becoming a minister; going first to Oakwood College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Art degree in 
Theology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. 

Upon graduation from Oakwood College in 1983, Pastor Jules received and accepted a call from the 
Northeastern Conference to pastor the New Life Seventh-day Adventist church in Brooklyn, New York. 
Immediately, the small group began to benefit from the zeal, enthusiasm and vision of the young pastor. 
Early, showing unambiguous signs that God had richly blessed his evangelistic campaign in the summer 
of 1984, baptizing 60 precious souls into the remnant family of believers, the New Life congregation 
bid him a sad farewell in 1985 when he left for Andrews University Theological Seminary, where he 
received the Master of Divinity degree in 1987. 

After Andrews, Pastor Jules took up responsibilities at the New Hope church in Harlem, New York City. 
In the three and half years that he pastored there, the congregation was transformed from a small 
fledgling group of 40 members into a vibrant, thriving Christian community of well over 300 members. 

From New Hope, Pastor Jules then moved on to the Kingsboro Temple of Seventh-day Adventists in 
Brooklyn, New York. During his 6 1/2 year pastorate, Kingsboro grew from a mission of 67 members to 
over 1000. Under his leadership a church building was purchased and renovated in excess of 1.5 million 
dollars. The Emmanuel Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventists was established during his pastorate at 
Kingsboro. In, addition to his administrative responsibility, he attended a Seminary in Dayton, Ohio 
where in 1995, he earned the Doctor of Divinity Degree. In 1994 at a crusade held in Brooklyn, New 
York, 265 souls were baptized as a result of his evangelistic efforts. 

In 1997, Pastor Jules became the Pastor of the City Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventist, where he is 
still the pastor. Under his leadership and administration, the City Tabernacle Church building was 
completely refurbished, utilizing over $700,000 in funds raised for the project. The church in gratitude 
for his tremendous efforts, named the Administration Building in his honor. During his pastorate at the 
City Tabernacle of Seventh-day Adventists, the Dimensions of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church was 
established with a founding membership of 302, as a result of his evangelistic effort. 

Dr. Jules has been a featured speaker at numerous revivals, weeks of prayer, workers meetings, camp 
meetings, and seminars in evangelism and church administration, though the United States. He has held 
evangelistic efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas (1965); Harlem, New York, where 302 souls were baptized 
(the largest baptism in Adventist history for that area) 1998; Los Angeles, California; Tacoma, 
Washington; Anchorage, Alaska, and in other places such as Kingston, Jamaica; ;Sydney Australia; 
Hamilton, Bermuda, Toronto, Canada, Trinidad, West Indies where he baptized over 450 souls in 2000; 
London England, Johannesburg, South Africa; Auckland, New Zealand and other parts of the world. 

On two occasion. Dr. Jules has been honored as the Northeastern Conference "Pastor of the Year" by the 
Youth Department and the Personal Ministries Department. 

On June 2, 2002, Dr. Jules reached a major milestone in his personal life when he married the former Dr. 
Dominique Juste. With his new bride at his side, Dr. Jules continues to be a dynamic, formidable force 
promoting the gospel, keeping his hand in the Master's as he seek to do his part to find the work. 







2003 FAMILY OF THE YEAR 





THE EDDIE TAYLOR FAMILY 
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 





2003 FAMILY OF THE YEAR 

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 
THE EDDIE TAYLOR FAMILY 



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The Taylor Family 
Nominated by the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Oakwood College National Alumni Association 

Eddie and Albertha Taylor did not know when they joined the Adventist Church in 1955 the impact 
that decision would have on the education of their oflfspring and Oakwood College. To date, 2 1 
members of their family are Oakwood alumni as follows: Six of their 12 offspring; 1 1 of their grand- 
and great-grand children, and four sons and daughters-in-law. Additionally, two grand children are 
slated to graduate from Oakwood in May of 2003. 

Ten family members are currently employed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, giving collec- 
tively over 150 years of service in the following capacities: Conference President (Elder W. Lester 
Taylor); General Conference employees - (Marcellus Crews, Halsey Banks); North American Divi- 
sion officer (Dr. Rosa Banks); local conference employee (Vicki Taylor); Oakwood College 
employee (Fred Taylor); and church school secretary (Shenita Boone). 

The Additional 1 1 Taylor alumni are employed professionally by the U. S. Government (Paulette 
Taylor, Sylvester Taylor), the pubUc school system (Carol Williams, Andrea Samuels, Shenita 
Boone), the nursing profession (Chandra Taylor), in Radio advertising (Carmen Hope), in juvenile 
detention (Edward Taylor), in accounting (Edward Jones), in the social work profession (Karmala 
banks), and in counseling (Sherise Boone). All are members of the SDA Church in good standing 
and are actively engaged in virtually every capacity of service in their local churches. 

Eddie Taylor, patriarch, served as a literature evangelist until his death in 1973. His wife, Albertha, 
was for most of her married years a homemaker, but she was employed at times. During the 1 2 years 
prior to her retirement, she worked for the Marion County School System. She continues to be 
actively involved in local church service. 






TAYLOR FAMILY 

Mrs. Albertha Taylor, Matriarch 
Mr. Eddie Taylor, Patriarch (deceased, 1973) 



"FAMILY OF THE YEAR - 2003' 



For Sending 22 Family Members To 




OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

from June 1965 to the Present 



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From Your Friends at the 

OFFICE OF HUAAAN RELATIONS 

North American Division of SDA 

Silver Spring, Maryland 




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*llerbcf t & ^egeunna Shaw 
(Jort ^orth, Texas 








LoMA Linda University 

CELEBRATES THE CONTINUING SUPPORT 
FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

BY THE 

Oakwood College National 
Alumni Association 

AND THE 

Taylor Family 

INCLUDING 

Dr. Rosa Taylor Banks 



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B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS 

President 

Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH 

Chancellor & chief executive officer 

W. Augustus Cheatham, MSW 

Vice chancellor, public affairs 



(800) 422-4558 




11060 Anderson Street • Loma Linda, California 92350 

Look us up on the Internet: http://www.llu.edu 





MRS.ALBeRTHATAYLORyMatnareh 
Taylor - Family of the Year 

COtfGRATULATIOIfSto YOU 

Aitd to the 21 members of your family who are 

Oakwood ACamiti on receiving this noble and 

outstanding recognition. We are proud to 
hao-e Your son, idward, as one of our ntentbers. 




The Oakwood College Alum^ni Association - - 6RCATCR 

ORLANOO CHAPUR 

Ola Pawson Bookhardt, President 

Rosie Cooky f^Ue' President 

iu-ett C. Ashy Acting Secretary 

Christopher Howardy Treasurer 

MozeU Locketty Asst, Treasurer 

Ola Hatchery Chaplain 

Alfred L Sookhardt, MOy Asst. Chaplain & Parliamentarian 

Milton Sowens James Perkins 

tfetta Bowens idward Taylor y Honoree 

Charles Bradford £fie Jewel Thompson 

Bthel Bradford Cynthia Underwood 

Louis Johnson Patricia Mosetey Williams 
Atphonso Mitchell 

Julia Howardy Regional i^ice- President Southeastern Conference 

Diane Barclay y Lifetime 

Patricia BrowUy Lifetime 

Kamala Harrell-Cilleyleny Lifetime 



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A TRmUTE TO OUR PARENTS 



Mr. Eddie Lester Taylor, Sr. (deceased) 

and 
Mrs. Albertha S. Taylor 

In Recognition of your commitment to God, 
the SDA Church, and to Christian Education 








Thank You, Dad and Mom, for planting within your 1 2 
children a vision of excellence for ourselves and our posterity! 



Your First Daughter and Family 
Dr. Rosa TAYLOR Banks, OC "67 
(Spouse: Halsey Banks, OC '72) 



Your Fourth Son and Family 

Sylvester TAYLOR, OC and Columbia College '78 

(Spouse: Paulette Tramel Taylor, OC '74) 



Kevia Banks, (OCA, TESST, '98 - 
Electronics Technician) 
Karmala Banks, (OC '98 and 
University Central Florida '99-Mental 
Health Therapist, Baltimore, Maryland) 
MarceUus Crews, (OC, CUC, 
Microcomputer Specialist-General 
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) 



Loretta Taylor Breckenridge (Ball State U, 

Physician's Asst.) 

(Spouse: Franklin Breckenridge, Esq., Indiana 

University) 

SojoerBrookshire Taylor, (Prairie View 

University and Indiana University) 

AUyson Tramel Taylor (Indiana 

University/Purdue University) 





Shtloh Sevanth-day J^dventist Church 

Ocala, Florida 

Congratulates 

iMrs. yilbartha l^aylor 

and 

T^he Baylor family 

on being nominated 

family of the ^ear ZOO 3 

by the 

Oakwood College JAlumni J4ssociation 

to be honored on 

Saturday, Jlprtl 19, 2003 

at the 

Von Draun Civic Center 
Qtuntsville, J^labama 

"We Salute ^ou! 

Cider J^ntmoyn Mells, Castor 






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CONGRATULATES 
THE SAMUEL FAMILY 

Raphael Sr., Andrea (Graduate), and prospective graduates Alexis, and Raphael Jr. 

GRANDCHILDREN OF MRS. ALBERTHA TAYLOR 

FOR BEING NOMINATED 

"FAMILY OF THE YEAR 2003" 





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To the Taylor Family 



From 



The Commission for People With Disabilities 

North American Division 

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 



Charlotte Thorns 
Atlantic Union Conference 

Nilton Amorim 

Canadian Union Conference 

Donald MiUer 

Columbia Union Conference 

Claudette Thompson 
Lake Union Conference 

Thompson Kay 

Mid-America Union Conference 




Denise Lee 

North Pacific Union Conference 

E. Wajne Shepherd 
Pacific Union Conference 

Joan Bova 

Southern Union Conference 

Eunice Bailey 

Southwestern Union Conference 








Continuing the XLegacy of Christian Education... 

^VUa mould like to thank you, »JM.om. because of your efforts, your words, your 
encouragement-toe are twho we. are. today. "We have toatched you through the 
years e^ccel In education tuhile encouraging us to reach higher and higher. 
Thanks for being such a great support. *AVe otoe our success to you. 

^c Salute Our iMom... 

iMrs, Carol T:aijlor (Giopc) ^ilUains 

(ClevGland Williams) 

Currently teaching Choral Music at Bishop Middle School, Gainesville, FL 
A.A. Education - central Florida Community College 

B.M.E. Choral Music - Florida State University 
M.A.T. Elementary Education - Andrews university 



Love, 

QCarca Qiope Jones - Class of 1986 

Currently teaching Business Technology at Miami Union Academy 



Miami, FL 



JAndrca llopc Samuel - Class of 1988 

Currently Licensed General Contractor - Ray's Construction of Ocala, FL 

Licensed Real Estate Agent 

Certified Math Teacher - Vangaurd High School 

Carman Qiope - Class of 1994 

Currently Account Manager for Cox Radio - Miami 

Vice Presidet of Pray 4 Me, Inc., 

President/CEO of Blessed Hope, LLC 

Licensed Real Estate Agent 



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CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR FAMILY 




of the Bladensburg, Maryland SDA Church 

A Christian Club of young ladies who are making a difference by 
learning to be role models and to be lady-like through service to God. 

Officers 

Danielle McNeill, President Stacy Caleb, Secretary 

Candice C. Wells, Vice President Britannj Richardson, Treasurer 

Ashley Crider, 10-12 Representative 
Dolores Allen, Founder/Director Curtis B. Crider, Pastor 

"...That our daughters maybe of graceful beauty, like the pillars of a palace wall. " 
(Based on Psalm 1 44: 1 2, Living Bible) 



MUCH SUCCESS 

TO 

MARILYN TAYLOR LETT 



FOR CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF SENDING 

YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO 

OAKWOOD COLLEGE AS DID YOUR PARENTS 

EDDIE AND ALBERTHA TAYLOR 

From Your Friend and Co-Worker 

Ronald F. Wirsz 

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist 










Best Wishes To The Taylor Family 

This is in support of Karen Hope Jones, 

our 4-MAT Training colleague 




Edward '86, Karen (Hope) '86, and daughter Hope Jones 
We are proud to be members of this fine family (Taylor). 





Congratulations and Best Wishes 

to The Taylor Family, 

with gratitude 

for your support of Christian Education 



Office of Public Relations 

(256) 726-7202 

www.oakwood.edu 



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CONGRATULATIONS TO 
THE TAYLOR FAMILY 




WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU! 



Phil, Joan, Angei^, & Kristina Bova 



Best Wishes To 
The Taylor Family 



This is in support of 

Cedric Taylor 

a good friend to our family 




Auldwin and Adele Humphrey 







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JHay the iLord continue to 
bless you and your family. 



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CONGRATULATIONS! 



Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Taylor 




To God Be the Glory for the 
Great Things He Hath Done! 

Carol Barron and Marialyce F. Gibson 
North American Division 



Congratulations 

& 

Best Wishes 

The Taylor Family 




CONGRATULATIONS! 

BEST WISHES! 

GOD BLESS! 



MR. AND MRS. EDDIE L. TAYLOR 




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Powerful Witness To The: 

^Treasure of Godly Parents 
^Value of Christian Education 
^Blessings upon obedient children 



Dr. Charles Bradford & Wife 




Lena Nell Lea 
Columbia, Maryland 






2003 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 




WALESIA ROBINSON GATES, M.D. 
ALLEGHENY EAST GONFERENGE 



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2003 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR 

Walesia Robinson Gates, M.D. 
Allegheny East Conference 



Following in the footsteps of her parents, Elder Sandy and Mrs. Savannah Robinson, Walesia and her six sib- 
lings are products of Seventh-day Adventist schools, receiving a Christian education from kindergarten through 
college. 

Walesia 's educational training prepared her to make a significant contribution to society. She is a graduate of 
Oak wood Academy, 1978 and Oakwood College in 1972. As a student, she traveled on weekends with the 
Recruitment team, informing and encouraging other students about the Oakwood experience. She completed her 
Doctor of Medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1988. Her residency was taken 
at Howard University, Washington, D.C. and became board certified in emergency medicine in 1992. She 
received fellows in the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1993 and in the American Academy of 
Emergency Medicine in 1994. 

From 1992-1992, Walesia was a senior partner with the Southeast Physicians Group, Washington, D.C. She 
served as Executive Secretary of the Board of Directors. In 1 994, she was the cofounder of Southern Maryland 
Physicians Group, and served as executive secretary of the Board of Directors from 1994-1996. 

An ardent believer in and a committed supporter of Christian education, Walesia has provided tuition for 
Oakwood College students, on of whom is now a physician. She has provided summer employment for students 
needing funds for schools, accommodations, activities and dinners for students from Oakwood who were 
involved in the HCOP program during their stay in the D.C. area. For the past 10 years, she has given forums, 
prepared dinners for college, medical and graduate students so they could fellowship and network with others. 
Just recently, Walesia secured admission for an Oakwood graduate for entry into medical school. 

She is married to Dr. Maurice Cates, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. They have three wonderful children: 
Walsesia II, age 8, Maurice II, age 6, and Maurcus, age 4. Being well trained and well taught by Walesia who 
home-schools them. Promoting Christian education, they have traveled around the United States, publicly speak- 
ing on Christian education at churches and on programs with such notables as T. D. Jakes; Helen Baylor, and 
former president Bill Clinton, just to name a few. 

Walesia has several publications in process which will illuminate the Oakwood College experience. She is 
founder and president of Robinson Cates Family Ministries which include: CHESS (Cates Health Education 
Services for Salvation); Cates Children Speak, Wind, Word, and Song Music Company and Writings by Walesia, 
Her first CD "My Cornerstone" has been released. 

She is a recruiter and member of the Metro- Washington Alumni Chapter and a life member. She continues to 
support the college and UNCF program through financial gifts. As an incentive to inspire the participation of 
alumni in her home area, she is hosting the chapter in her home for one full year. 

Alumni in Allegheny East proudly salute and congratulate Dr. Walesia Robinson Cates as 2003 Alumna of the 
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in the multitude of counselors they are 
established. " 

Proverbs 15:22 



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'^Celebrating Our Heritage of 
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Congratulations to 

Dr. Walesia Lynn Robinson-Cates 

Oakwood College Alumna of the Year 2003 




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Oakwood College SDA Church 
Extends Congratulations 

To 

IDalesid Robinson Cates, III.D. 



As ie recipient of AlDiniia of year M 
From the Oakwood College Alumni Association 



I delist to do ihy -will, Ozny God yea, iky law is wiihin my heart I have 
preached ri^teousness in the ^reai congregation: lo, I have not retrained my 
lips, OLORD, ihouknowest "(Psalms 40S,9) 



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Uoyd Wilson, Associate Pastor 

Clement Holder, Assistant Pastor 

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May Qod continue to bCess you as you serve 

in ^is ministry. 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO 
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FROM PRINCIPAL EDWARD BRYANT AND 
THE OAKWOOD ADVENTIST ACADEMY FACULTY AND STAFF 



Dr. Blanchard 
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One of his former students, 
on becoming Alumna of the Year 



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Honoring you with pride as the 

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2003 J^lumna of the ^aat 
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Congratulations 
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Congfatulatloas 

Dr. 'Walsela Gates 

J4lumn.a of the ^ear 





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Best Wishes 

to The Robinson Gates Family, 

with gratitude 

for your support 

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(256) 726-7202 

www.oakwood.edu 






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^Walesla ^oblrisori Catcs, iM.D. 



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Spartranburg, South Carolina 



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2003 ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 




DR. ROBERT ANDREWS 
SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE 







Dr. Robert Andrews 

2003 Alumnus of the Year 
South Central Conference 



Robert Andrews, Jr. was bom in Detroit, Michigan, September 1 8, 1 932. At a very early age Robert, Jr gave his heart to 
the Lord and was baptized on his sixteenth birthday. He attended Adelphian Academy in Holly, Michigan, and while there he 
decided to become a minister After graduating fix)m Adelphian, Robert enrolled at Emmanuel Missionary College, majoring 
in Religion. 

One summer, Robert met an Oakwood student, colporteuring in Detroit, named Cordelia Weathington. She invited him 
to come to Oakwood College. After praying about it, he felt that it was the thing to do, so in the fell of 1955, he enrolled at 
Oakwood College. He graduated from Oakwood, spiing of 1 956 president of the class. That same summer her and Cordelia 
Weathington were married. Afterwards they moved to Washington, D.C., where Robert attended the Adventist Seminary, 
graduating witli a masters degivie in New Testament Greek and Systematic Theology. 

In December, 1957, the Andrews received a call to pastor in the Southern California conference. Robert was the first 
pastor of the Pacoima SDA Church, now called Crossroads SDA Church. In 1962 they accepted a call to the Lake Region 
Conference to pastor a district of churches in Indiana (Fort Wayne, Marion and Muncie). The following year they were moved 
to a larger district in Michigan (Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac). 

In 1967, Robert felt impressed to take a study leave fi-om the ministry and pursue a Ph.D. in Speech Communications at 
Michigan State University. This was a turning point in his life for his femily had increased to six, with four children. After 
graduating from this progiam in 1969, Robert and Cordelia received a call to mission service at West bxlies College in 
Jamaica. W.l. (now known as Northern Caribbean University). 

While there, Robert assisted the college in developing an extension graduate-studies program with Andrews University. This 
program enabled Adventist ministers and teachers, who worked in the Caribbean Union and wished to upgrade their educa- 
tion to the Masters Degree level, to do so at West Indies College during the summers. The Andrews served the college in 
various capacities for two four-year terms. In the midst of the two terms they returned to the States tor a one-year fiirlough. 
They spent that year at Andrews University where Cordelia upgraded her education and Robert was encouraged to pursue a 
second doctorate in Higher Education Administration. 

In 1 978, the Andrews received a call to Oakwood College. Robert has worked at Oakwood both as an administiator and 
teacher until his retirement in 1997. he still teaches in the Communications Department when needed, and also serves as 
Church Leader in the Courtland SDA chiuch some 50 miles fi-om Huntsville. 

Robert is a fourth generation Seventh-day Adventist. Both his mother and grandmother attended Oakwood. Cordelia's 
mother also was an Oakwoodite. Their four children, Esther, Michael, Deborah, and Karen, all attended Oakwood College. 
Three of their grandchildren have attended Oakwood elementary/ Academy. 

The Andrews have dedicated their lives to doing all that they can to support Christian education and to hasten the doming 
of the Lord —their Blessed Hope. 






Ji warm and sincere congratuCations to 
<Dr. ^Sertjlndrews for Being fionorecf 

asJ^CumniLS of the ^earfor 2003. He 
fias proven to Be a wonderfuCfriencf, a 
godfearing man, and a Blessing to us. 
M/e wisd him (^ods richest Blessings as 

he continues to Be a Blessing to those 
with whom he comes in contact. 





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CongratuCations to T>r. "HgBert Andrews for Being honored as 
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Over thcforty-dghi years that zve have been together, life 

has never been duCt zvith you as zve traveled from f lace to 

-place, ^our love and desire to spread Qod's word wherever 

you go has touched many lives, inside and out of the family, 

I 've stood by your side as you 've led out in the family as a 

spiritual patriarch, not just in word but in deed, J'our 

iQnd, humble spirit has allowed Qod to use you in places 

where others may never consider going, 

I feel blessed that Qodhas allowed me to be your partner in 
life, O^ou are my love, my friend, and husband of whom I 

am proud. 




M^ou/y' lomn^ uf^, ^So4^€lelia/ 




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Remembering all the times 
Over the years when you 
Brought us together to 
Enjoy bible study as you 
Read gods word and 
Taught us of his love 

Always seeing to our 

Needs, teaching us to 

Drive, with patience 

Rearing us in love, and 

Ever being there 
When we needed 

Someone to talk to 





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Michael & Angie V Esther V Steven &. Deborah V Charles II & Karen 




CONGRATULATIONS 





Oakwood College Alumnus of the Year 2003 




"We Heait^- do- GeCieve in imUea 



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4985 Sparkman Drive 
Huntsville, Alabama 

(256) 534-3337 





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From: 





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Congratulations 
Sest Wishes 

to 

5)r. ^bert j^ndrews 

2008 j^lumnus of the Tear 

We share your joy as you receive the 

Oakwood College Alumnus of the Year Award 

You have given so much of your 

life, money, time and energy 

to Christian Education. 

Our First experience was with you while teaching 

at West Indies College. 

After a number of years we were reunited at 

Oakwood College, 

Where you continue to give your service, 

in teaching and helping students. 

May God Richly Bless You and Your Family! ! ! 

f)r. 8( 9Irs. 5^1fonzo Greene 
^Ider Alfonzo Greene, St. 



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ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 2003 



It is an honor for us at Music By Zee to support Dr. Robert T. Andrews 
as ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR-2003 and Oakwood College for providing 
excellence in Christian education. Hope, like love, transcends all time. It is a 
friend, a healer, a maker of dreams. 



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Telephone: 301 983 9591 

Our ministry is dedicated to spreading the gospel of love, peace, and hope, especially to 
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CONGRATULATIONS! 

DR. ROBERT ANDREWS 

Alumnus of the Year 2003 




WE WELCOME YOU INTO 

THE ALUMNA & ALUMNUS 

"HALL OF FAME" 




Elder D.J. Dixon, '28 
Alumnus of 2000 



Mrs. Minneola W. Dixon, '5 1 
Alumna of 1991 




OUR CHILDREN: Donald Dixon, Cwen Dixon Miles, J. Philip Williams, 

Dwayne Williams, Denise Williams, iviark Williams 

OUR GRANDCHILDREN: Alicia Williams, Joshua Williams, Jesika Williams, 

Joel Williams, Berkley Miles, Lyndon Williams, James Williams, Malkia 

Williams, Marky Williams, Morgan Williams, Nicholas Williams 

OUR GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Ra'kel Williams, Jaela Williams 

"Remember the days of old, condsider the years of many generations: 
ask thy father, and be will sbew tbee; tby elders, and tiiey will tell tbee. " 

Deut 32:7 






Congrautlaitons 
To 

DR, ROBERT ANDREWS 

Alumnus of the Year 



From 
Mount Zion Seventh-day Adventist Church 

Florence, Alabama 

MAY GOD BLESS YOU! 




Congratulations 

Dr. Robert Andrews 

For being nominated and honored as 

ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR 2003! 

Your dedication to Oakwood College is exemplary and 

commendabLe, and we here at Advancement & 

Development wish you all of God's gracious blessings 

as you continue to show your love for Him and for 

Oakwood through your dedicated service. 

You have our full support! 

Your Friends at Advancement & Development 





Congratulations 

WALESIA ROBINSON CA 

Alumna of the Year 




EMMANUEL-BRINKLOW SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 



18800 New Hampshire Avenue 

Ashton, Maryland 20861 
www.EmmanuelBrinklow.org 



Marcellus T. Robinson 
Senior Pastor 



Trevor Kinlock 
Assistant Pastor 



CONGRATULATIONS 

DR. ROBERT T. ANDREWS 

2003 Alumnus of the Year 




Dr. and Mrs. James T. McGriff 
Hampton Cove, Alabama 




Congratulations, Robert as 
you are honored the Alumnus 
of the Year - 2003. We are 
very proud of you. To God be 
the glory! 

We also honor your loving 
mother and my mother-in-law, 
Marjorie Andrews for her 
unselfish love to her family 
and to her God. What a 
beautiful example of a 
Christian woman. 

Again, Congratulations 
Adrienne Andrews Grant 





Congratulations 
"Dr. ^Robert Jlndraws 

faithful, dedicated, 
sincere worker for ^od, 
you deserve the fionor 

^We are proud of you. 
^We love you. 




Mice 6. Urantley 




Congratulations 

to 

Dr. Robert Andrews 



I am very proud of you 

for being selected to 

receive this award. 




Madison Family Care, P.C. 



Congratulations 

to 

Dr. Robert Andrews 

We are thankful and 

proud of your example 

of untiring joyful service 

to God and mankind. 




New Life Seventb-day Adventist Cburcb 







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Congratulations to 
Dr. Robert Andrews 

God bless you richly as 

you continue to carry on 

the tradition of the truly 

successful Oakwood Alumni. 

Caryll & Aline Dormer 



Congratulations 

and Best Wishes to 

Alumnus of the Year 20039 

Dr. Robert Andrew^s 

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Congratulations and Best Wishes 
Dr. Robert Andrews, Alumnus of the Year 

Ed Gregory, Owner 
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Personal & Business Service Center 
1019 Old monrovia Rd., Htsv, AL 35806 
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Congratulations! 

You greatly deserve this honor, 
Dr. Robert Andrews. 

God bless you. 

John & Karen Anderson 



Congratulations to the 

Alumnus of the Year: 

Dr. Robert Andrews. 

Continue to reach out to others. 

Giro & Gloria Sepulveda 



Congratulations to 

Dr. Robert Andrews, 

an outstanding alumnus. 



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CongratuCations 
1)r, ^Bert Rndrezvs 

VaCCey Conservatory 
(Dr. (Beatrice. H^nee CoCCins-WiCCiams 

(Director 



P.O. 80x11635 
Huntsville, AL 35814 

Phone: 256/534-3131 

Fax: 256/534-5625 

Email: vconserv@bellsouth.net 







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are Holy Spirit filled, very loving and intelligent children who are home-schooled by their mother. They 
travel around the country with their parents, Drs. Maurice and Walesia R. Cates, using their incredible 
talent of public speaking in churches, schools, galas, concerts, various organizations, corporations, and 
radio broadcasts. 

They have ministered to pastors, senators, diplomats, congressmen, physicians, educators, entertainers, 
and many others proclaiming the Word of God. All of their presentations are original works, deposited 
by the Spirit into their mother, who in turn, teaches them to the children. Hear thsir words of 
edification, exhortation and comfort; and be blessed today! 

FOR PRODUCT INFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE APPOINTMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT: 
Wind, Word and Song Music, P.O. Box 703, Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769-2023 

1-800-462-1422, wordandsong@catesco.org 

Pick up your copy at the Oakwood Villa, (O.C. Skating Rink Exhibit Hall) 
Robinson-Cates Ministries Booth, Sunday, April 20"*, 2003. 





Congratulations! 

From Catesco, Inc. 
Oakwood College Alumna of the Year 2003 



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I have chosen the songs in this collecfion because of vvhatlhey mean to me: 

MyH<^sBuiltorir)dSr«rg\esstiar\Jesa&'bkxxis^ Allha\«a^erneededGcdhas 
provided. That is vvhy I can say, G/eaf is TT^^/naMMiZ/iessunb me. He'sgdtV^}MnleWoridinHis 
Hand, and TTiese are the Hands that Isled tisr me. I can sing because I am so happy! Because I know 
vvitfiout a doubt that HcsEye is on llhe^pamsiv, and therelioie is suieiy on me as vve^ And at the start of 
each new day, my IHeavenV Father vvOIGn^Afe Jesus anew tbrdeansiig and co^Aering. Yousee,Jesus 
sMyCometstone. HeisthecenterandfiDundationofmylilis. IHe assures me through His Holy Spirit that /If 
isWettWhhMySoul. Ard on that great day, upon reoeivirigttiecnowncfEfBmafZife, I vvi shout VMth cries 
d'fh/hcM Jesus Led Me All the Way. ^ 



Walesia \ 

Robinson Cales \ 





FOR PRODUCT INFORMATION AND 

PERFORMANCE APPOINTMENTS, 

PLEASE CONTACT: 

Wind, Word and Song Music 

P.O. Box 703 

Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769-2023 

1-800-462-1422 

yNor6an(isong@catesco.org 

After graduating from Oakwood College and University of Alabama-Birmingham, God has allowed me to experience a very 
rewarding and ftilfilling career as a board certified Emergency Medicine physician. Then He gave me the opportunity to 
nurture my beautiful young family and fulfill a few additional dreams for my life. I am so happy to have this part of my musical 
ministry published. It has been my pleasure to sing praises to God throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and the 
Caribbean over the past 20 years. My ministry has also included singing for the Breath of Life Telecast And with the passing of 
time, I have more and more for which to praise Him! It is my prayer that this publication will bring pleasure to God's heart and 
blessing to each listener. And I pray that each of you will hear angels sing as you are brought into the very presence of God's 
glory. 

Pick up your copy at the Oakwood Villa, (O.C. Skating Rink Exhibit Hall) 
Robinson-Cates Ministries Booth, Sunday, April 20"*, 2003. 




Congratulations! 



Walesia Lynn Gates, M.D. 

My Angel, My Wife 

Oakwood College 

Alumna of the Year 2003 

Maurice D. Gates, M.D. 

Chief of Service 

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Washington, D.C. and Southern Maryland 

Mid- Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, PC 

Specializing in 
Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine 

www.kp.org 




KAISER PERMANENTE 

Good People, Good Medicine 






The Review and Herald Publishing Association 

congratulates 



Walesia Robinson Cates^ M.D. 



Oakwood College 2003 Alumna of the Year 



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J^lumna of the )Jear 2003 







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Congratulations to the Taylor Family 

And our very own 

Carmen Hope! 

From your Other Family 

Cox Radio Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL! 

Jerry Rushin, VP/General Manager 

Mike Disney, VP/ General Manager 

Sales, On-Air Personalities, Promotions, 
Office Staff 

Let The Legacy Continue 

From: 
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Five of the six sons and all six daughters. 
(L-R) Gina, Rosa, Mom, Marilyn Carol (not seen) 
(Middle Row) Warren, Carla, Debra, Vicki (in-law) 

(Last Row) Bumell (in-law), Terry, Fred, Dolores (friend) 
Willie, Marilynn (in-law), Edward, Cleveland (in-law) 




Nominated by the Greater Orlando Chapter 
of the Oakwood College National Alumni Association 



Eddie and Albertha 
Taylor 



Eddie and Albertha Taylor did not know when they joined the Adventist Church in 1955 
the impact that decision would have on the education of their offspring and Oakwood College. 
To date, 21 members of their family are Oakwood alumni as follows: six of their 12 offspring; 1 1 
of their grand- and great-grand children, and four sons and daughters-in law. Additionally, two 
grands are slated to graduate from Oakwood in May of 2003. 

Ten family members are currently employed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, giving 
collectively over 150 years of service in the following capacities: Conference President (Elder 
W. Lester Taylor); General Conference employees - (Marcellus Crews, Halsey Banks); North 
American Division officer (Dr. Rosa Banks); local conference employee (Vicki Taylor); 
Oakwood College employee (Fred Taylor); church pastor (Shimon Taylor); principal/teacher 
(Karen Jones); church school teacher (Vemard Taylor); and church school secretary (Shenita 
Boone). 

The additional 1 1 Taylor alumni are employed professionally by the U. S. Government 
(Paulette Taylor, Sylvester Taylor), the public school system (Carol Williams, Andrea Samuels, 
Shenita Boone), the nursing profession (Chandra Taylor), in Radio advertising (Carmen 
Hope), in juvenile detention (Edward Taylor), in accounting (Edward Jones), in the social 
work profession (Karmala Banks), and in counseling (Sherise Boone). All are members of the 
SDA Church in good standing and are actively engaged in virtually every capacity of service in 
their local churches. 

Eddie Taylor, patriarch, served as a literature evangelist until his death in 1973. His wife, 
Albertha, was for most of her married years a homemaker, but she was employed at times. 
During the 12 years prior to her retirement, she worked for the Marion County School System. 
She continues to be actively involved in local church service. 




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ON YOUR TIRELESS EFFORTS AND DEDICATION. 

THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT ASSET TO THE 

DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE WHOLE STUDENT BODY. 

FROM : 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION 

DR. R. RENNAE ELLIOTT, CHAIR 

FACULTY AND STAFF : 
PATRICE CONWELL 

KYNA HINSON 
MILLIE THORNTON 

ANNE CLEM 

KATHRYN VAUGHN 

BOBBY HARRISON 

T.N. MOHAN 

CASSANDRA DECOUX 




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BETHEL 

THE OLDEST SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 

CHURCH IN BROOKLYN 

CELEBRATING ITS 6 1 st YEAR OF 
" CHRISTIAN MOBKnY' 

CONGRATULATES 

SUDIEARnS 



NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 
2003 CERTIFICATE OF MERIT HONOREE 



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Bethel SDA Church 

457 Grand Avenue 

Brooklyn, NY 11238 

Eldeen C. King, Pastor 

Earl Bell, First Elder 

Hanah A. La3nne, Head Clerk 




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Congratulations 

To Our Pastor 

Dr. E. T. Stoddart 






New Life SDA Church 
Washington Grove, Maryland 




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CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 

ALLEGHENY EAST 

CONFERENCE 




ELDER ERROL T. STODDART 







Elder Errol T. Stoddart 

Certificate of Merit 
Allegheny East Conference 



A 1 984 Oakwood graduate in Theology/Communications and a 1 986 graduate from Andrews University Theological 
Seminary with a Master of Divinity, Errol Stoddart has distinguished himself as one who uses his gifts in ministry and 
service to promote Oakwood College. 

Pastor Stoddart never fails to encourage someone to attend Oakwood. He has supported bus trips to alumni weekends 
so youth and church members can experience a taste of the Oakwood life. Because of his encouragement and influence, 
femily members, Beajor, Marilyn and Pastor Mark are graduates of Oakwood. His cousin, John, also a graduate is the 
accompanist for the Aeoliams. 

A dynamic pastor/evangelist, Pastor Stoddart has i-eceived invitations from the Lake Region, Northeastern, South 
Atlanta, South Centtal, Southwest Regional Conferences and Alaska. These engagements ranged from a workshop pre- 
senter to Youth Congresses, Youth Weeks of Prayer and evangelistic cmsades. 

His international service has taken him to Kenya, England, Virgin Islands and the West hidies. 

Presently, he is the senior pastor of the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gaithersbui^. Maryland, Under 
his leadership, this church has benefited by a 1 00 percent increase in tithes and attendance over the past five years. He is 
the founder/speaker/director for the New Life Hour television ministry. The church is in a building project for construc- 
tion of a new church building of which he supervises. 

He was the pastor of the First SDA church in Teaneck, New Jersey; Miracle Temple/First Maranatha, Baltimore, 
Maryland; and Associate Pastor of the Dupont Park SDA Church in Washington, D.C. 

As a positive role model of young people, and especially young men. Pastor Stoddart seeks ways to incorporate the 
social with the spiritual so that youfli will learn flie importance of making Clirist a part of their lives. In doing this, he is the 
founder of the Teaneck, New Jersey "100 Men March Organization," a united anti-drug and violence cotrununity coali- 
tion. He received die 1 995 Teaneck Community Policing Award for creating and nurturing a positive environment for 
youth recreational activities. i 

As a writer, his book 'The Silent Shout, A Guide for Biblical Praise and Worship," has found its way to the libraries of 
many readers. A portion of the sale of these books was donated to the Endowment fiind of the Alumni Association. 

Pastor Stoddart is the Northeast Director of Operation Reachback, Inc. He is a member of the Washington-Metro 
Chapter and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. 

Alumni in Allegheny East count it a joy to honor Errol Stoddart as our 2003 Certificate of Merit. 





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Pastor Enrol Stoddart 



Congratulations 

and 

God's Blessings 

as you receive the signal 

recognition of your Alma Mater 



from 

Pastor Bruce Flynn 

and 

Officers and Members 

of 

First Seventh-day Adventist 

Church 

of 

Teaneck, New Jersey 







CONGRATUIATIONS 

TO 

ERROL STODDART 

Allegheny East Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 




WASHINGTON METRO AREA MINISTERS ASSOCIATION 

Washington, DC 

Maryland 
Northern Virginia 

Chairman: Dr. Marcellus Robinson 

Secretary: Pastor T. D. Privette 

Treasurer: Dr. E. T. Stoddart 







CONGRATULATIONS 



ERROL STODDART 



GOD BLESS OAKWOOD 



CHARACTER PRESS 
Clarence and Yvonne Hodges 




CHARACTER BUILDING AND LAST-DAY EVENTS BOOKS 

by 

CLARENCE E. HODGES 

www.cehodges.com 



Best Wishes 

Errol Stoddart 

Allegheny East 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 




North American Division 
Adult Ministries 





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CERTMC ATE OF MERIT 
ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE 




CONNIE JAMES EARLY 





CONNIE JAMES EARLY 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 
ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE 




Connie James Early is a product of S. D. A. Qiristian educaticMi. Her parents, Mr. & Mi's. Freddie F. James, Following God's 
plan made it iinancially possible for her to graduate from Ephesus Junicr Academy in Columbus, Ohio, Pine Foige Academy in 
Pine Forge, PA, and from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama 

After graduating from college in 1972, Connie taught at Larchwood S. D. A. elementaiy School in Philadelphia, PA from 
1 972- 1 974. She then returned to her home in Columbus, Oliio to marry and begsn a new career with the State of Ohio. Connie 
perfonned in a state government management role from 1 974 until August of 1977 when her only child, Tiflfany Annette Early 
was bom. For the next five years, she was a stay at home wife and mother 

In 1 982, she decided to return to the workforce and utilized her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics to gain 
employment with the Columbus Public Schools (CPS ) in the Food Services Department. During her career with the CPS, she 
has received recognition and/or monetary grants from the American Dairy Association, the Ohio Task Force for Children, and 
the CPS Special Projects Coordinator 

Connie currently has memberships with, and/or holds offices in, the following organizations: American School Food Services 
Association, UNCF/IAC, and the Connie Strong Mayfield Chapter of Oakwood College Alumni Association. 

Mrs. Early has worked in her church since returning to Columbus. She has held the following positions: Adventist Youth 
Dii'ector, Secretary of The Building Fund Committee, Singles Ministry Director, Hospitality Chairperson, Communications 
Director, Wedding Coordinator, Cultural Coordinator, Assistant Church Decorator, Assistant Church Cleric, and Sabbath School 
Secretary. Connie has also held seats on these additional committees and boards: Strategic Planning Committee, Mortgage 
Burning committee, Ephesus Daycaiie Board, and Ephesus Church Board. 

Other associations have included: President of Oasis Choir and President of Oakwood College Alumni Association, Colum- 
bus, Ohio Chapter Connie has also held the oflSces of Recording Secretary, and Membership Drive Coordinator of the Alumni 
Chapta. 

Connie Early has also served the Allegheny West Conference of S.D. A. in the position of Camp meeting Cafeteria Manager 
from 1 999-200 1 . And in 2002, Connie served as consultant and caterer for the Westside Community Center summer program. 

Presently, Connie feels blessed and enjoys her various church and civic activities as well as her day-to-day challenges at woik. 
Of course, she feels her greatest blessing is that of femily, especially including her grandchildren, Michael Richard and Jadda 
Imoni. 




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C0!hr^'RJA7%L£JAT'I0!N'S 

TO 

COnO^X JJAMTS TJAJlLy 

CTHJlJICJA'T'E Of M'E'Rir yC^/V^nXt 
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3650 siLMBitny nv. 

COLILM'BZLS, 0^43219 
614-471-9552 



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SMllCTy 'BXJ^rrOJ^y fl'RS'TTL'D'E'R 

TLJAIME C'RXWfO'RD, CLTIIX 





SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS 



to 



CONNIE JAMES EARLY 



For the Honor of receiving the 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 

for 

ALLEGHENY WEST CONFERENCE 



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With Much Love St Affection 

Tiffany Early-Berry 

Michael Richard, Jadda Imonni 

Freddie & Marry James 

Freda S. James 

Willie & Teresa (James) Bell 
Kimberly, Jessica & Justin 

Renelda "Bunnie" James-Mason 
Rachelle Simone 

Alexix Ce'rire 
Our Newest Addition as of March 8, 2003 




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CorigratuLations 

to 

Connie James 8arlt| 

J^lllcghentf ^est Confer ence 
Certificate of JWexii ^onoree 



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COMGHATVLATIOMSH! 

Connie J^mcs £^rlvj 

TO A LOMG TIME fRltMD 



WliM ^vi lionor to be tiot^imAtcb to 

receive TVie CertificMe of Merit 
for the AWc^hcysxi West Co>ifere>ice 

Bc5t Wishes 




TJcst 'Wishes 
Connia James Garly 

Ccrttf Icate of J^oxii CKonorec 
J^lkghcny ^cst Conference 





J^llcgheny ^West CoixferencG 
Columbus, Ohio 

James £.. XLetols. CPreslderit 









Congratulations 

to 
tMy Dearest and Closest 0^rtend 

Connie, ^mes Early 

Mlagheny ^est Conference 
Certtfcate of iMerlt Qionoree 



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Dr. "Beverly J. Vaughn 
CProfessor ofiMustc 

The Richard Stockton College of 'J\leto Jersey 



Congratulations Connie 

You are so deserving. 



'' , .arriving on a nightmare, 
praying for a dream. . . " 



Maya Angelou 

Presidential Inauguration 

January 20, 1993 



Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. 



EDUCATION 



EXCELLENCE 



ETERNITY 





Connie James Early 

AWC Certificate of Merit 
Honoree 



We are tiappy for you 

Diane Gilligahn 
Paul Tanner 



Sioing Special (jongralulaiions 
io mi/ sisier 

Connie james Cjor/i/ 

yJeriiJicaie ofjlCeril 
^JJegneny (SJesi Kjonference 

ISJiin jliucn jSoue £ ^JJeciion 
J\ooin James iDonaon 




With Our Compliments to AWC 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 

Connie James Early 

Charter IVIember 
B.Y.K.O.T.A. 

Oieye Diind One JolTlnofner.. Gpnesians 4:32 



Mary James, President William T. Cox, Jr., Pastor 



Connie J. T,arCy 



Congraiidaiions on this weCC deserved 

honor, ^e are very -proud of you for 

your untiring support of Christian 

education. 

Charlotte 9^. Osterman 






Qongratulations 
Connie #2 

you are a faithful worker, 
JVlay Qod continue to bless 

you. 

Connie JVlay field 







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CERTMCATE OF MERIT 
LAKE REGION CONFERENCE 




ELDER JAMES DAVID PARKER 






Elder James David Parker 

Certificate of Merit 
Lake Region Conference 




James David Parker, bom in 1935, Greenville, South Carolina. 

James attended the public school system through high school then entered Oakwood 
College to study theology in preparation for the gospel ministry. Later he attended Andrews 
Seminary and received a call to work in the Central States Conference where he worked for 
nine years conducting tent crusades and working in the conference office as Book and Bible 
House Manager. 

Elder Parker pastured churches in Kansas City, KS, St. Joseph, MO, Omaha, NE, and 
Kansas City, MO. He was invited to Minneapolis to the Minnesota Conference. While in Minne- 
apolis, he was invited to join the Lake Region Conference staff. The churches of the Minnesota 
Conference, Minneapolis and St. Paul, followed him into the Lake Region Conference. 

He has now served in the Lake Region conference since 1972. In the Lake Region Confer- 
ence, he pastured churches in Gary, IN, East Chicago Heights, Detroit, MI, Indianapolis, IN. In 
1984 he was called to serve in the Lake Region Conference office as departmental director of 
Personal Ministries, Community Services, and Sabbath School. Later on, he was asked to be the 
Director of Inner City, Prison Ministries, and Men's Ministries. 

He has served two terms as the Director of community Services and has pastured on an 
interim basis the Straford Memorial, Independence Boulevard and Altgeld Gardens churches. 
Presently, he is the pastor of the Emmanuel Church in Chicago Heights in addition to his office 
duties. 

Elder Parker resides in Glenwood, Illinois with his wife (Patricia) and son Kevin. He is the 
father of three, tow sons and a daughter, and the grandfather of six. He is also the stepfather of 
five, two sons and three daughters, and the step grandfather of four. 

After serving for more than forty years in the gospel ministry, he now enjoys a partial 
retirement and continues to serve the Lake Region conference as a departmental director and 
church pastor. He is an avid golfer and hopes to spend some time honing his game in order to 
challenge Tiger Woods for the #1 world ranking. 







Congratulations Dad 



3^rom your ^^imlly 

CPatrlcla, ^if g 
J^ngcla, GMlcole, Tchcshc, Tranceka, T)aughtcrs 

JLloncl, emilc, JAniwon, GCcvla, 5oas 




Recognition as a CKonorec recipient 
Is iwell deserved and appropriate 







Congratulations and Best Wishes 

To 

James David Parker 

OfThe 
Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 

Certificate of Merit Honoree of 2003 



Uncle James 

We are very proud of you for your 
dedication and faithfulness in God's Work 

With Love 

Ralph & Shirley Price 

Jerry and Dayle Price 

Alvaro, Robin, Sean and Justin Stewart 

Laveme Price 

Mark, Kim M., Lynnett and Quentin Price 

Alan Price 
Kenneth, Kimberly J., Karis and Kendall Price 







Success and Hast Wishes 
on being chosen to receive the 

XLahe Region Conference 
Certificate of oMerlt J^tvard 

Compliments 
to 

James 13. Q^arfecr 



"I?W7/ 6f/ might nor by power, but by iMy Spirit, 
saith the Cord of hosts.. " Zc^chatlah 4:6 

from 
The Jlahe CReglon Conference of S13J?l 

Gorman GC. Jllles, President 

5eorge C. "Bryant, Secretary 

Qragory "Baker, Treasurer 



8517 South State Street 
Chicago, Olllnols 606 1 9 

(773) 846-2661 







Congratulations 

and 

Ucst 'Wishes 

to 

James D. barker 

XLake <3}eglon Conference 
Certificate of iMexit Qtonoree 



oMay ^od continue to bless 
and keep you in Oils care. 



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^Pasadena, California 







CERTTFICATE OF MERIT 
NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE 




SUDIE ARTIS 






Sudie Arris 

Certificate of Merit 
Northeastern Conference 



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It has been said that god made "one of a kind" when He aealed Sudie Artis. She was bom to Louis and Lillie Artis of 
Brooklyn, NY during January 1 950. She was named after her maternal grandmother and aunt She is the youngest of four 
Artis children. From birth until college, Sudie attended the Bethel SDA Qiurch with her patents, a brother and sister. There 
she actively engaged her talents in God's employ beginning as a consistent Sabbath School member. She sang in both the 
children's choirs (Angelic voices) and the Youth choir (Voices of Unity) consecutively. 

Sudie served as a Pathfinder, Sabbath School teacher for the Junior Div, a secretary, treasuier in the Missionary Volunteer 
Society (now AYS), and an usher. These offices she held as a teenager. Most of the same positions she occupied in an adult 
capacity, in addition to becoming member of the Sabbath School Investment team. Even now, Sudie continues to serve God 
through the Bethel Qiurch in areas such as Qiurch Cleric, Church board. Home and School, and Family Life. 

Christian Education has had a major impact on Sudie and her social, mental and professional development and accom- 
plishments. Upon completing 1 st tiiru 8th grade at the Bethel elementary School, four years at Northeastern Academy, Sudie 
enrolled at Oakwood College, where she spent two years. As Nutrition major, Sudie recalls these as "the most memorable 
years of her life". Unable to complete a nutrition degj-ee at Oakwood at the time, Sudie attended Andrews University for the 
next four years. The experience at Andrews University caused Sudie to realize that there is no comparison between Oakwood 
College and Andrews University. She was not very happy there and she left Andrews with only nine credits to complete a 
Bachelor's Degree in Health Science. It would be another three years before she would achieve his educational milestone. In 
the meantime, Sudie returned to Brooklyn and found employment as a substitute teacher and a cleric for tlie NY State 
Thruway Toll System. 

With a degree in her hand, Sudie once again headed fca- Brooklyn, NY as a social wori<cer for these adults with child-like 
minds to be an enlightening experience. The attention she gave them was eagerly rewarded with a smile. Sudie seems to have 
a talent for effectively communicating and working closely with minority populations that are often avoided by many workers 
who are considered to be among the mainstream of society. Sudie now works as a case manager of people living vAth AIDS 
(T-cells of 200 and below). She has been told that she makes a diff'erence in the lives of these individuals. She treats them like 
human beings. Once she completes a visit with a client, she always gives him/her a hug. When it is necessary to serve as an 
escort for an appointment to conduct personal business, she walks beside her client while holding conversations. This makes 
the client feel as though they are valued as an individual. 

Although Sudie never married, she is family oriented and definitely a family person. She has two children Sonja, a fi^esh- 
man at Oakwood College and Louis, a 6th grader at Bethel elementaiy School. She loves her family and spends much of her 
time engaging in family gatherings. She considers herself the "family representative" for all special celebrations. She makes it 
a priority for making arrangements for her mother, her children and herself to attend graduations of each of her nieces and 
nephews in spite of the distance. During the holidays, you can find Sudie in the kitchen cooking a fevorite dish or dessert for 
every family member expected to be present at a given occasion. 






The Advent Community Service 
Day Care Center, Inc. 





Salutes and Congratulates 
The 200a New York Chapter Alumni Awardee 

Ms. Su^ie Art.1^ 

We extend best wishes on having being recognized for 
her hard work, commitment^ and dedication. 

Program Sponsored by 

The Advent Care Center— Preschool Program 

Universal Pre-K Collaborative 

(New York City Board of Education) 

Child and Adult Care Food Program (G.A.CF.P.^ 



Board Members 
George Duncan Scott Cowans Sudie Artis La Doris Brooks 

Chairperson Co-Chairperson Secretary Treasurer 

Members 

Iris Berkel Jesse Duncan Leroy Lai hing Leonara Myles Linda Smith 

Honorary Members 

Lillie Mae Artis Earlene James Sonai Johnson 

Mission Statement 

Our Mission is to create a child care center that provides the highest 

quality of educational services and opportunities to all students and 

personnel in a safe, caring, and healthy environment. 




Congratulations - 5UDIE ARTIiS 



xS ortneastern V^onle 



Certificate ol ^M_erit H 



onoree 



VV e nonor you lor your loyalty to Oak^w^ood V^oUege 
ana your deaication to V^nristian Jl^aucation 



C^onipliments ol Ollicers and JVLembers ol tne 
A., oamuel Xvasnlord Cnapter, O.V^.A.A. 




Dr. iStennett li. Jjrooks, x resident 



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•Jjll ost of us miss out on life's big prizes: 



The Pulitzer 

The Heisman 

Oscars 

The Noble Prize 



But we all qualify for life's small pleasures: 

A pat on the back 
A kiss on the cheek 

A full moon 

A dollar in the wash 

An empty parking space 

A crackling fire 

A great meal 

A glorious sunset 

SUDIE ARTIS 

AN HONOREE of the OAKWOOD COLLEGE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION! ! ! 



From the ARTIS FAMILY, 

Andre', Neva, Ashley, Adrianne, and AJ 

We would like to say 

CONGRATULATIONS ! ! ! ! 

SUDIE G. ARTIS 





Congratulations 

Sudie Artis - Nortkeastern Conf 




erence 
Certiricate or Merit H( 



onoree 



Compliinents 

of 

Judge Earaell J. Rasniora ana Edna Lett Williamson 

Lire Members 
Oakwood College Alumni Association 









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In Loving Memory 
of 

SyCvia Murphy (Byrant 

Academy Class of "53" 
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Academy CCass of "53" 



Congratulations 
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Sudlc J?lrtls 

GMorthcastcrn Conference 
Certificate of i^rlt ^onoree 

y^ont faithfulness to Cfirlstlan Education and 
Oakttpood College Is a beacon of light to all!!! 

)Jour 3^rlen4s 
njirglnla Q. ^Ibson, Dervle 13. Williams, 

Jeanett Stenbor 





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To Our Super Northeastern Awardee of 2003 

SUDm ARTIS 

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Sudie charterd a bus from Bethel Church in Brooklyn so that our 
many friends could attend my husband, Hugh Garrett's funeral 

on March 3, 2003 

What a sincere labor of love. We (our family) will never forget you. 

Kudos to a deserving friend and protege. 

Love, 

Antoinette Bailey Garrett 

Mom, Esther, Lorraine, Pam & Justin 

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Congratulations To 

SUDIE 

On becoming the 

Oakwood Alumni for 

Year 2003 

We Love you! 

From 

The Bethel Church 

Education Department 




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Congratulations 
Sudia 

Wc are proud of you for your 

accompLlshmcats today. GCccp 

up the gOOD tDork. 



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your Sister, 'Brother-in-latw. 

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To 

SudieArtis 

CongratuCations 

and 

'Best Wisfies! 

J^rotn 
HtUn Martin Qriffiths 



In Memory of my Mother 
T^lizabttfi V. Martin 




Congratulations to 

Sudie Artis 

9\(prtfieastem Conference 
Certificate ofiMerit fHonoree 



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Qeorge, T,CCenor & Ayana 







CONGRATULATIONS 

TO 

SUDIE ARTIS!!! 

Your commitment and passion 
for Christian Educations is 
amazing and we are proud of 
you for the contributions that 
you have made in ehlping 
countless young people fulfill 
their desires and dreams. 

May God continue to bless you. 

We Love You!!! 
The Bell Family 






CERnFlCATE OF MERIT 
SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 




CARMEN RICHARDS DUNCAN 







Carmen Richards Duncan 

Certificate of Merit 
South Atlantic Conference 



Carmen Alcyone (Richaids) Duncan began her "Oakwood Experience" at six months of age. Elder C. T. and Mrs. Gene- 
vieve A. (Laurence) Richards, her parents, were called from a pastorate in Toledo, Ohio, to serve at Oakwood. Elder C. T. in 
the Religion department, and Mrs. Richards after a time handled the school's postal service. 

Cannen traveled from the Oakwood elementary School through fifteen months of pre-nursing. She completed a degree in 
Speech Language Pathology at Walla Walla college, in college, Place Washington. 

After graduation. Carmen taught public speaking in the Cleveland, Ohio Adult Education System for one year. She moved 
to New York and spent the next thirteen years involved primarily in the Hempstead SDA Church as Sabbath School Superin- 
tendent, clerk, elder, and Bible woricer. Carmen also completed a graduate degree in Speech Pathology at Adelphi University 
in Garden City, New Yoric. 

After leaving New York, Carmen spent a year teaching at Alabama A&M Univereity in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Presently, Camien resides in Atlanta, Geoipa, where she is a Reading/Learning specialist in the Cobb County School Dis- 
trict She also provides Speech and Language services for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Shortly after coming to Atlanta, Carmen participated in a tent effort led by Elder Joseph Hinson that resulted in the estab- 
lishing of a Marietta Church Mission that grew into the Shiloh SDA chuirh located in Smyrna, Georgia. 

Carmen was asked to express her feelings about her home and school experiences at Oakwood College. "When 1 visit 
Oakwood in feet or in my hear, 1 can always stand still anywhere, and feel God's presence, and relive the rich heritage tliat 
shaped my life." 




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Congratulations 

to 

Carmen Richards Duncan 



2003 
OaktDOod College J^lumni '[Honoree 






5rom 

The Constituency of the 

South J^tlantlc Conference of Seventh-day J?ldventlsts 



Canard J. iMendlnghall, President 
Donald J. "Wright, Secretary 
Ulntuood C. Stone. ^reasure,r 





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\Jongraiulalions and ^od s Jjlessinqs 

/o 

\Jarnien Jucnaros Duncan 

<uoum ^nan/ic Qjon/erence 
KJeriificaie of JlCerii nonoree 



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21/ t^ou conh'nue /o be 
o/esseo as you bless olners. 




Jjenjamm and JJiary (bniaJJs 







Congratulations 
Carmen 



Berean S.DA. Sabbath School Class #13 

Dorothy Mants, Teacher 

Atlanta, Goergia 






(jon^ra/uJah'ons (£ Jjesi Wishes 

\Jarmen J\icnarcls Duncan 

Q^oum Jluaniic yJonference 
(jer/i/ica/e of JKerii Uionoree 

Jnanh i/ou for i^our cteoicafect service fo our 
KJnapfer and ine JKefro ^fJanfa sfucfenfs. 




JlCefro ^fJanfa \jhapfer 
UaAwoocf \JoJlege ^Jumni ^ssociaiion 

\Jnapfer Ufficers 

UlCari/ Jiuff- Smalls, CPresicJenl Gormen T)uncan, U^ecorcfing Secre/ary 

Gurrine Jiarris, Sf-irsi Vice Tresicfeni ^i^a Jiinson, Gorresponding Secre/ary 

Jiarold D3rown, SeconcfVice CPresideni Beroi/ Dixon, GAapIain 

T)yron Jierberi, Ureasurer CJc/ie J. Jiall, CPar/iameniarian 

J^enjamin Smalls, ^ssisianiDreasurer CPa/ricia JSarnum, Sergeani-ai-C7lrms 






Congratualtions To 

Carmen Richards Duncan 

In honor my my mother, Lucy McKinney 
who was a supporter of Christian Education 

L J PLUS & ASSOCIATES 

Lucy McKinney Parlor 

Owner/Director 

P.O. Box 310175 

Atlanta, GA 30331-1928 

Pre-paid Phone cards for LESS 

Domestic & International Cards - No Connect Fee Cards 

(Africa, Caribbean, Europe, etc.) 




Carmen Richards Tiuncan 



Congratulations & T3cst ^Wishes 

^ & TJ Darvlllc and ^^amlly 
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Congratulations Carmen! 




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JW. O^rultt, T). Sheardon 

J?ltlanta, ^corgia 



^e^t "Wishes 
Ccirmen 

May (^od continue to SCessyou! 




Mrs, Mice ^rantCey 








CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 
SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE 




ELDER JOSEPH L. FOLLETTE, SR. 



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Elder Joseph L. FoUette, Sr. 

Certificate of Merit 
South Central Conference 




Parents, the late Elder and Mrs. L. S. FoUette Sr. 
Born in East Hall, Oakwood college, Huntsville, AL. One twin brother, L.S.FoUettle, MD and one sister, 

Mrs. Cynthia Jackson. 

Attended church school in Florida, (elementary school teacher was his mother, AJyce Follette) 

Attended Oakwood college Academy and graduated from Oakwood college in 1954. 

Married the former Adell Lawrence in 1954. In 1969 attended Andrews University. Completed course- 
work towards Master's Degree. 

Has two grown children and three grandchildren. 

Began conference work in 1953 with the late Elder Jetter Cox in the Southwest Region conference as a 

Singing Evangelist and Bible Worker. 

Worked as a Church School Teacher, Principal, Assistant pastor. Singing Evangelist and Bible Worker for 

five years. 

Pastored 29 Churches: Hammond and Covington, Louisiana; Florence, Darlington, Hemingway, and 

Marion, south Carolina; Laurinburg, Wilimington, Myrtle Grove, council, Burgaw, Jacksonville, 

Winston-Salem, High Point, Raleigh, Wilson, and Smithfield, North Carolina; Macon, Ft. Valley, Dublin, 

Milliegeville, Fitzgerald, Columbus, Albany, Blakely, Americus, and LaGrange, Georgia; Tampa and 

Sarasota, Florida. 

Built two Church Schools: Hammond, LA and Florence, SC 

Built two Churches: High Pint and Winston-Salem, NC 

Purchased two Churches: Tampa, FL and Albany, GA 

Remodeled one Church: Council, NC 

Opened on Church Basement Church School: Columbus, GA 

Established and founded five churches: Jacksonville, Burgaw, and Smithfield, NC; Americus and 

LaGrange, GA 



Baptized over 1,000 souls 




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Pastor Joseph Louis FoUette, Sr. 



2003 Oakwood College 
Alumni Honoree 




From the 

Const! tuenci/ oF the 

South Rtlontic Conference of Seventh-doi/ f^dventists 



Vanord J. Mendingholl, President 
Ronald J. UUright, Secretary 
Linujood C. Stone, Treasurer 








CONGRATULATIONS 




Are in Order for 
Elder Joseph L. FoUette, Sr. 

To be the recipient of the 

Certificate of Merit Award 

for the 

Oakwood College National Alumni 

Homecoming, April 2003 

Representing 

The South Central Conference 



SOUTHERN UNION CONFERENCE 

Malcolm D. Gordon, President 
Ward D. Sumpter, Secretary 
Richard P. Center, Treasurer 




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Congratulations 

TO 

Elder Joseph Follete Sr. 




Ephesus S.D.A. Church 
Darlington, SC 



CONGRATULATIONS 

TO 

PASTOR JOSEPH LOinS FOIXETTEE SR. 

FOR 

Being the 2003 recipient of the 

CERTinCATE OF MERIT AWARD 









Lula Frances Phillips 
Experienced & Professional Antique Dealer 

Flint, Michigan 

Phone: (810) 787-0234 Fax: (810) 787-7838 










CONGRATUEATIONS 



IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED 



JOSEPH PHILLIPS 



PHILLIPS - "THE FAMILY" 

Mrs. Hurley Frazier-Phillips 

Josephine Phillips-Pulliins 

Antoine PuUins (Diane) 

Candace Pullins-Batchelor (Rodney) 

Pastor Jerome M. Hurst (Carolyn, Je'vem & Je'rie) 

James E. Phillips Stafford (Bonita, Jasmine, &. Justen) 

Rovert Phillips, Sr. 
Robert Phillips H (Christine, Robert ID & Michaela) 
Christopher Phillips (Carla, Christian & Cameron) 

Anglea Phillips 



South Central Conference 

Certificate of Merit Recipient 

Joseph Louis FoUette^ Sr. 





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IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED 



JOSEPH T. STAFFORD 

(FESS) 






Ruth Frazier Stafford 
James E. Stafford (Bonita, Jasmine, & Justen) 

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT RECIPffiNT 

SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE 

JOSEPH LOUIS FOLLETTE, SR. 






CONGRATULATIONS 

TO 

PASTOR JOSEPH LOmS FOLLETTE SR. 



Certificate of Merit 
South Central Conference 



From 

Dr. and Mrs. O. Apata 

Berrien Pulmonary PLC 

60 N. St. Joseph Avenue, Suite A 

Niles, Michigan 






ORCIH 









T© 
Joseph L. Follette, Sr 



From the Nine Regional Conferences: 

Allegheny East - Charles L Cheatham, President 

Allegheny West - James L Lewis, President 

Central States - G. Alex Bryant, President 

Lake Region - Norman K. Miles, President 

Northeastern -Trevor H. C. Baker 

South Atlantic - VanardJ. Mendinghall, President 

South Central - Joseph W. McCoy, President 

Southeastern - Willie L. Taylor, President 
Southwest Region - Billy E. Wright, President 




Office for Regional Conference Ministry 

Oakwood College - Box 154 

7000 Adventist Blvd. 

Huntsville, Alabama 35896 

(256) 830-5002 

orcm@oakwood.edu 






Congratuladons 
To 

Pastor Joseph Louis FoUette Sr. 

South Central Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 




Edward & Kollette Byant 
Huntsvile, Alabama 





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TM"^ Congratulations to Pastor Joseph Louis Follette Sr. ■"VTT 

Dedicated to a living and loved sister - Ruth Frazier-Stafford 
Former Oakwood School Nurse and Nurse Educator 

Loving Memories of the Deceased: 

Brother-in-law: Joseph T. Stafford, Principal 
Principal of Oakwood Academy for twenty-five years 

Sister: Alyce Frazier-Follette and husband, Elder Lysle S. Follete Sr. 

Brother: T. T. Frazier and wife, Celestine Reid-Frazier 



Sisters 

Hurley Frazier Phillips 

Ellen Frazier-Frazier 

Marye Frazier Carteer 



Coneratulations lo _l astor J osepn Jollete^ Or. 

in l^ovine JVLemory ol 
Evlaer Trancis A. & JVLrs. rClla i^. Osterman 





r^urydice. V. Osterman^ U.iVL.A. 





CONGRATULATIONS 
ELDER JOSEPH FOLLETTE, O 

OAKWOOD 
COLLEGE 
ARCHIVES 



Mrs. Minneola Dixon, Director 
Mrs. Joyce Williams, Assistant 

Mrs. Dorothy Jones, Supporter 
Mrs. Mary Mobley, Supporter 



"Perseverance is the barrd work 

that you do after you get tired of 

the bard work you already did. " 

Newt Gingrich 



Pastor Joseph Follette 



TRUST IN THE LORD 

WITH ALL THINE HEART; 

AND LEAN NOT UNTO 

THINE OWN 
UNDERSTANDING. IN 

ALL THY WAYS 

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, 

AND HE SHALL DIRECT 

THY PATHS. 

PROVERBS 3:5,6 

The LiUington Berean 
SDA Church Members 




CONGRATULATIONS 
ELDER JOSEPH L. FOLLETE, SR. 

Our Singing Pastor and Friend! 




T4^^ tAcwA/ ^^ad/ tat/ lum/i/ shLniAic^ ex^cuTipte/ 
ap teat ^^^A/vLsUcuv umji^ and s^AAtlce^! 









Pastor Joseph Follette, Sr. 

Congratulations! 

South Central Conference 

Certificate of Merit Honoree 



Pastor Calvin Robinson 




Pastor Joseph L, FoUette, Sr, 

Congratulations, My Dear Brother, 

You deserve this award as no other! 

O.C. Chapter and 

S.C. Conference of S.D A. 

Know you'U represent them in this way. 

We are happy as we can be, 

That you're being honored in 2003! 

Love, Hello Forever, 

Sister 
Carrie L. Owens 













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United Communiiy 
Empowerment Association 



We are here for the community. Our goal is to empower our communities with leadership 

and direction. No matter if you live in South Miami/Dade or North Broward County, we 

strive to become the foundation of the way our communities interact with each other. 

Does your choir have what it takes to win 




UCEA presents the Gospel Uplifting Challenge Tour - beginning May 16 - December 6.. 
coming to an area near you! With Cash Prizes from $5,000 to $100,000. 

Call UCEA to find out when your area competition will be held. 

United Community Empowerment Association is a proud supporter of the Oakwood College Alumni 

Association 

2045] NW 2nd AVE ste 200 Miami FL. 33169 

Phone: 305-770-1 115 Fax: 305-770-1 119 





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CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES 

To The Following Honoreeis: 

Robert Aiwlrews 

Alumiius of the Year 

Walesia Robinson-Cates 

Almnna of the Year 

Joseph L. Follette, Sp. 

Soath Central Conference Certificate of Merit 

A. MWDLETON REAL ESTATE & ASSOCIATES 





(l-r top to bottom) Ron Childress, Kareem Hinds, Gary Fuller, 
Edith Eason, Alean Middleton, Karnice Holloway, Jewel Joiner. 
Not shown: Hildaara Cowan, Michelle Childress, and Michael Jacobs 




A. MIDDLETOrV REAL ESTATE 

Alean W. Middleton, Broker/Owner 

Specialists in Sale & Purchase of Residentials, Lots, Acreage & Farms 

When you're looking around today's tough Real Estate Market for the 

best place to put your money-trust A. MIDDLETON REAL ESTATE! 

2415 Mastin Lake Road, NW, HuntsTiUe, AL 35810 

PHONE: (205)851-9878; FAX: (205)851-9891 





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2003 



Melvin and Marie Seard 

(Regional Vice President - AEC) 



C^^/Z^<^Z'^€^yCfl/^e^:^-/l^ 



To 

The Alumnus of the Year 

Dr. Robert Andrews 

The Certificate of Merit Honorees and Other Special Honorees 

for 
Homecoming 2003 



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Melvin and Marie Seard 

(Regional Vice President - AEC) 





The ]. U K\or3in Oi^ptcr 

of the 
Oakwood College Alumni Association 

Dr. Robert Aribrcws 

2003 A]u}nnus of the Vc^r 

& 

Elbcr josq^li Follcttc 

South Central Conference 
Certificate of Merit 




We applaud you both for your life long 
dedication to Christian Education! 

Dr. Alfonzo Greene, President 
Elder Hector Mouzon, Vice-President 




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Our Sincerest Congratulations to... 

Dr. Robert T. Andrews 

Alunuius of the Year for 2003 



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Elder Joseph FoUette, Sr. 

South Central Certificate of Merit Honoree 



For your many years of faithful, outstanding 

contributions and dedicated service in the 

field of Christian Education. 

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R.O.S.DA 

(Retirees of Seventh-day Adventists) 

Mandy J. Martin - President 

Dorothy McLeod - Secretary 

Lucinda Anderson - Treasurer 







CONGRATULATIONS 
TO 



MRS. CARMEN RICHARDS DUNCAN 

Certifilcate of Merit Honoree 
South Atlantic 



& 



ELDER/. L. FOLLETTE, SR. 

Certifilcate of Merit Honoree 
South Central 



Durham Chapter 
Oakwood College Alumni Association 





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Congratuladons 

To 



Dr. Robert Andrews 

Alumna of the Year 
and 

Elder J. L. Follette, Sr. 

South Central Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 




Angela S. Wilson 

South Central Conference 

Regional Vice-President 




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Congratulations 




to 



Ur. y)7alesia Robinson Gates 

Alumna of the Year ■ ZOOS 

As a young, and gifted daughter, sister, aunt. wife. 

mother, physician, friend and member of the 

Allegheny East Conference, we salute you. 

May you continue to suppport and make a 

difference in the lives of young people. 



and to 



Tastor Errol Stoddart 

Certificate ofM^tit ■ ZOOS 

Allegheny East Conference 

and our former Associate Tastor 

IVe Congratulate You 

Thanks for donating a portion of the proceeds of your book 
"The Silent Shouf to our Association Endowment fund 

May you continue to rise! 

Melvin and Matie Seard 

(Regional Vice President - AEC) 





Congratulations 

to 

Dr. Robert Andrews 

2003 Alumnus of the Year 

& 

Best Wishes 

to 

Elder Joseph Follette 

South Central Conference 
Certificate of Merit 

from 

HARAW 

Huntsville Association of Retired SDA Workers 



2003 Officers 

President Estella Greene 

Vice President E.E. Rogers 

Secretary Minneola Dixon 

Treasurer Allene Cantrell 

Chaplain Frank L. Jones 

Parliamentarian Garland Millet 

Assistant Secretary Laura Thomas 

Assistant Treasurer Bessie Shirley 

Assistant Chaplin David McRoy 






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The Review and Herald Publishing Association 
congratulates 




Joseph Louis FoUette^ Sr. 

Oakwood College 2003 Certificate of Merit Recipient 



The Review and Herald has more than 800 active book titles of inspirational and health-related topics, including 
Arthur Maxwell's ten-volume set of T/ie Bible Story. We also print textbooks for our parochial school system, and 
more than forty different magazines and journals, including: 

• /^(yi/e/?^^/?^^!?*^, our general church paper 

• Message, a journal of contemporary Christian issues, targeted to a mluticultural audience 

• Vibrant Life, a Christian guide for total health 

• Liberty, a leading magazine promoting the separation of church and state. 

We are delighted to serve you in any way, providing your printing needs and making our material available 
through your local Adventist Book Center. Remember that the Adventist publishing work is to play a major 
evangelistic role as we near Christ's coming. Thank you for your prayers and support of this vital arm of our 
church. 

Visit our Web site at www.rhpa.org. 



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The Review and Herald Publishing Association 
congratulates 



Errol Stoddart 

Oakwood College 2003 Certificate of Merit Recipient 



The Review and Herald has more than 800 active book titles of inspirational and health-related topics, including 

Arthur Maxwell's ten-volume set of Ttie Bible Story. We also print textbooks for our parochial school system, and 

more than forty different magazines and journals, including: 

» Adventist Review, our general church paper 

•Message, a journal of contemporary Christian issues, targeted to a mluticultural audience 

• Vibrant Life, a Christian guide for total health 

•Liberty, a leading magazine promoting the separation of church and state. 

We are delighted to serve you in any way, providing your printing needs and making our material available 
through your local Adventist Book Center. Remember that the Adventist publishing work is to play a major 
evangelistic role as we near Christ's coming. Thank you for your prayers and support of this vital arm of our 

church. 



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Congratuiations 

to 
Barbara l/\^kiu 

^e arc so proud of you! 



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Tracey l/\^hiu, Trina 

WftiUj Siaron Qrandcrson 

& friends 




Congfatulatloris 
TJarbara 'White 



you deserve this honor 

for all of the tvoaderf ul 

things that you have 

done for others. 

)Jour Campus Daughter 
Edith Sloan ^Woods 



Congratulations 

SUDIE ARTIS 



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In loving memory of your mother, my good 
friend and Sister in Christ, LILLIE MAE ARTIS. 

May the Lord bless, your brother, DR. KETIH ARTIS, 
during service in this terrible threatened war in our 
counry today, our prayers are always with Keith. 

Doris Brown 

and 

Your friend, Roderick O. Brown 





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Best Wishes To 

Joseph Louis FoUette Sr, 




From 

Delbert & Mjma Hunt 

Niles, Michigan 



Congratulations and Best 

Wishes to our dear hriend, 

Pastor Follette. 



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Herbert & Vivian Long 



Pastor Joseph Louis FoUette, Sr. 
Certificate of Merit 

Congratulations 



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Dr. Alfred L. & Mrs. Ola D. Bookhardt 



Pastor Joseph L. FoUette, Sr, 
"Brother Joe" 

We count it a privilege to be 

among those providing this 

well-deserved honor. 

Your Friends, 
Calvin & Clara Rock 



Best Wishes to Our Friend 
Elder Joseph L. Follette, Sr. 



Recipient of the Certificate 

of Merit Award from South 

Central Conference 

from 

Elder Joseph & Mrs. Carolyn Hinson 

Atlanta, Georgia 



Congratulations 

and 

Best Wishes 

James D. Parker 

Lake Region Conference 
Certificate of Merit Honoree 





The Jessie Wagner Family 






KJongraiuJations Jo 

\Jarmen Jiicnaros Jjuncan 

JJCai/ S700 conh'nue /o o/ess your 
enoeauors iviin success. 



'Dr. £ jlCrs. O. O. [Rogers 



licst wishes 
Carmca Richards l^\xwcx\xv 



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Dr. Robert 6. Shuracy 



Coagratulatlons Carmen 




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Congratulations 

Carmen Duncan 

2003 AWARDEE 



'Wc are very proud of you! 
eddle 3. and O^uby Olall 



From Byron Herbert, II 
Treasurer, Metro Atlanta Chapter 



To Elder /.D. Parker 

God's blessings to tiie 

one who has led us over 

die years. We are grateful 

to the Lord for bis 
dedication and leadersbip. 









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Micbiana Community 

Service Federation 

Misbawaka, Indiana 



Congratulations 

To 

James D. Parker 



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worldwide church hrmly — introducing you to fellow 
believers in numerous countries and cultures. 
It is the one source of infomiation that will tell you 
what is happening in the vdiole church. 

Magazine That 
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DR. ROBERT ANDREWS 

JohnmU 

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Shirley Minisee 

Elizabeth Mosby 

Papa John's Pizza 

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Oakwood CoUege Religion Department 

Essie Ricks 



SUD IEAR -nS 

LaDoris Brooks 
The Liburd Family 



CONNIE FAMES EARLY 

Debbie Allen 
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JOSEPH EOLLETTE, SR. 

Frank & Karen Alford 
Elder & Mrs. W. S. Banfield 
Robert & June Douglas 
Calvin & Cynthia Jackson, Jr. 
Margaret Ledford 
Mrs. Doris Lyles 
James & Myma McClain 
Shirley Minisee 
Joni M. Pierre-Louis 



WALESIA ROBINSON CATES^im 

Robert & June Douglas 
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Mrs. Ruby G. Richards 



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Leroy Dixon 

Theodore & Joan Reynolds Shelto 



FAMES D. PARKER 

Chris, Pam & Crystal Brown 



THE TAYLOREAMKY 

Julian & Sharon CampbeU 

Queen Graham 

Nathaniel Lewis 

Marion Detention Center (11-7 Shift) 

Dr. Jean White 





School Song 

To Thee Our Dear Oakwood 

Written by O. B. Edwards 

Chorus 

To thee, our dear Oakwood, 

To thee we shall ever sing. 

For decades thou has stood; 

Thy name shall ever ring. 

Here we've spent our happy days, 

So we love to sing thy praise, 

And wherever we may be 

We'll always be true to thee. 

Our worthy dear old 0.0. 

One 

Our dear Oakwood within whose vales 

Thy standards will not fail; 

Our hearts are filled with wondrous cheer 

When thoughts of thee draw near. 

We love thy pines, thy elms, thy oaks 

And campus always green. 

The many flowers and distant mounts, 

Form one impressive scene. 

Two 

From states afar and isles of sea 

Thy students come to thee. 

And fain do linger in thy halls 

Enlightened truthfully. 

From nature's scenes they ever learn 

And study from the soil; 

Till many more thy works discern. 

We'll pray for thee and toil. 

Three 

As happy birds come in the spring 

And sing not for their pay. 
Rich, natural melodies they bring. 

Cheering throughout the day. 

We too will serve thee faithfully 

In all we do and say. 

We hope in God, we trust in thee; 

True and loyal we'll be. 




J 



NECROLOGY 
2002-2003 



Ronald Todd Alexander - Atlanta, GA 

Lillie Artis - New York, NY 

Ruth Baker - MD 

Etta Blue Banks - LA 

Helen Beckett - NJ 

Jeanette Bouldock - Columbus, OH 

Marian Sherman Beckett - Washington, NJ 

Roosevelt Bowden, Jr. - Atlanta, GA 

Dalton Bowes 

Carrie Y. Brewer - MO 

David Brezell, Jr. - Detroit, MI 

Elder Elliot Brooks - Philadelphia, PA 

Sherman Butler - TN 

Calvin Campbell - CA 

Ernest Campbell - FL 

Annie Mae Hajnes Cantrell - Atlanta, GA 

Calvin Capdeville - MD 

Elder Donald Crowder - Berrien Springs, Ml 

Karen Farrell - CA 

Sue Fisher - DC 

Gloria Eason Follette - Huntsville, AL 

Carrie M. Garrett ■ KY 

James R. Garrett - KY 

Bemice Green - GA 

Ethel Griffin • Huntsville, AL 

Nell Henry - Atlanta, GA 

Theodore Hickerson - Columbus, OH 

Theodore Hicks - Atlanta, GA 

Marie Richardson Johnson - Nashville, TN 

Thelma Winston Kibble - Huntsville, AL 

Charles Lett - Battle Creek, MI 

Alice Ford Lewis - AL 

Isaac Lewis - CO 



Kassandra Luckett - Nashville, TN 

Elmer Marlock - MD 

Anna Marie Maycock - MI 

Marian Marshall - Huntsville, AL 

Martha Anderson Martin - Huntsville, AL 

Gwynett Harris Maupin - FL 

Gladys McClamb - FL 

Janie McGaddye - MI 

Lucy McKinney - NM 

Flora Miller - MI 

Maurice Mitchell - Atlanta, GA 

Mable Seard Moody • MS 

Willde Moore - MD 

Thomas Murphy - Pittsburgh, PA 

Bertha Battle Newman - MD 

Maybelle Newton - Wilmington, NC 

Gertrude Rice - AL 

Ida Mae Griffin Simeon - LA 

Odell Simmons - DC 

Toni V. Simons - Douglasville, PA 

Magdaline Stone - CT 

Brenda Hall Street - Columbia, MD 

Ed Sumpter, Sr. - FL 

Cornelius Louis Thomas - Baltimore, MD 

Elder William Albert Thompson - MD 

Louise VanPutten - Chicago, IL 

Laveme Washington - MD 

Debyn Whitaker - CA 

Lutisha H. White - CA 

Debra S. Williams - GA 

Linville Williams - Pittsburgh, PA 

James P. Willis - NY 

Ellis Cooper Young, Jr. - Baltimore, MD 




Names for the Necrology List may be mailed or phoned 

on or before February 2, 2004 to- 

Sarah M. Lester 

2851 Manola Drive 

Columbus, OH 43209 

(614) 237-9084 




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Pastor Joseph F. Dent 
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March 24-27, 2005 

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sincere thanks to the following for voluntary services: 

Mrs. Edith Sloan Woods -- Producer/Typesetter 
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Your untiring commitment and support in seeing this 
journal project to the end has been appreciated. 



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Sponsors, and Patrons we also extend a special THANK YOIL 
You made it happen. 



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Regional Vice Presidents 

Edward Woods, Jr. 
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